During a telephonic meeting Thursday, The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Eleanor M. Green recommended by Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano with concurrence from A&M System Chancellor Michael D. McKinney, following an extensive national search. Green was named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, effective March 1.
“We are obviously pleased with the appointment,” noted Dr. Murano. “I am confident that Dr. Green will effectively build on her college’s strengths, providing the leadership that will further enhance its respective reputations for excellence in teaching, research and service at the state, national and international levels.”
Green’s appointment follows a search that attracted applicants and nominations from many leading institutions in the United States. She will succeed Dr. H. Richard Adams, who is returning to the faculty of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. Green will be the first woman to serve as dean of the college.
As dean, Green will serve as the principal academic leader and chief executive officer of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The College is one of 31 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada, enrolling nearly 500 students in its doctor of veterinary medicine program, as well as more than 2,250 students in its undergraduate biomedical science program and more than 150 graduate students in a variety of research programs. Green will also be responsible for the management of six academic departments and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Green currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida-Gainesville. She also serves as chief of staff for the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida-Gainesville and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Equine Practice.
Texas A&M Provost and Executive Vice President for Academics Jeffrey S. Vitter applauded the Regents’ decision, citing Green’s impressive credentials.
“Dr. Green’s leadership of two different colleges of veterinary medicine, as well as her recognized ability to bring together faculty, staff, and students to advance a shared vision, equip her well for her responsibilities leading the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I am looking forward to working with her as we develop the Academic Master Plan and set the course for reaching the goals of Vision 2020.”
Before joining the faculty at the University of Florida, Green was professor and head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and director of the Large Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has also served on the faculties of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.